For Immediate Release
September 5, 2017
Arts Commons Presents:
The Invasion of the Body Dysmorphia in The Ledge Gallery
CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents Invasion of Body Dysmorphia by visual artists Khrysta Lloren and Nine Kennedy in The Ledge Gallery from September 4 – November 24, 2017.
Through this unique exhibit, artists Khrysta Lloren and Nine Kennedy examine how cultural idealizations alter and have an impact our how we understanding the representations of bodies and sexuality. Manipulating the space of The Ledge Gallery through the use of multimedia practices, sculpture, and performance, they will endeavour to capture the constant flux of identity. Invasion of Body Dysmorphia in The Ledge Gallery looks at the potential of gender subversion and queer theory to manipulate interactions in public and personal spaces.
“A collaborative piece, Invasion of Body Dysmorphia will act as a catalyst for us to engage each other in an experimental installation of queer identity, internal turmoil, and physical agitation,” say artists Lloren and Kennedy. “The project is a constantly transforming landscape embodying the dichotomy of deterioration and accretion.”
The Ledge Gallery is the largest gallery space at Arts Commons, and exhibits new installations, performative, and sculptural works in three month intervals. The Ledge Gallery also provides an artist-in-residency program during the summer months.
Arts Commons Presents Visual and Media Arts
Title: Invasion of Body Dysmorphia
by Khrysta Lloren and Nine Kennedy
Location: The Ledge Gallery at Arts Commons
(+15 level overlooking Centre Court)
Date: September 4 – November 24, 2017
Reception: Artist reception at Happenings #10 on Mezzanine Level of Arts
Commons on Monday, November 27 from 6-9pm
Please see attached for artist biographies.
For media inquiries or more information contact:
Alex Bonyun, Communications Manager
Khrysta Lloren was born in Cebu, Philippines in 1991. She studied in the Alberta College of Art and Design, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Lloren is the Co-Founder of Plethora Artist Guild and BabyGurl$ Collective. Nine Kennedy was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1992. They received their Bachelor of Applied Interior Design from Mount Royal University. Nine is the Co-Founder of Haus of Masc Drag Collective and is a planning collective member of the local party Hydration. Both Calgary based visual artists work with a variety of mediums to deconstruct perceptions of the body, gender and identity.